When a child comes into this world, most families are appreciating in the joy of new additions and getting to know their new family member. The current laws of the United States have set clear picture on who can be entitled to have United States citizenships. For others, those who are born in a foreign country, there are important aspects of citizenship to keep in mind. Depending on the situations, there may be some difficult rules for requesting the U.S. citizenship through parents. So, children may be able to obtain U.S. citizenship at the time of birth overseas or apply for citizenship from parents after birth.
You may be eligible to apply for U.S. Citizenship Through Parents if you are:
Claiming U.S. Citizenship for a Child Born Abroad
Presently, you must please multiply conditions to establish a claim to U.S. citizenship for a child born outside of the United States:
Adult Children Born Abroad May Claim U.S. Citizenship through Parents
If you were born abroad to two U.S. citizen parents and at least one of your parents lived in the United States for some time, then in most cases you are a U.S. citizen. Also, if you were born overseas to one U.S. citizen, on or after November 14, 1986, you are probably a U.S. citizen if all of the following are accurate:
When a Child Becomes a US Citizen through Parents after Birth
For getting US citizenship through parents after birth, the following three criteria must be fulfilled at the same time:
You may apply for U.S. Citizenship Through Parents online or by paper.
Create a USCIS online account to file online and:
File by Paper
After You File
Once USCIS receives your Form N-600, you will receive a:
If you were born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent overseas and you have a request for citizenship, you may apply for a U.S. passport in the same way as someone born in the United States. But you will have the additional requirement of establishing your citizenship claim. The evidence you’ll need to have on hand might include:
The application fee for the U.S. Citizenship Through Parents or by Birth is $1,170.00 (Biological Child of US Citizen)Source: U.S. Department of State